I don't get why @FediFollows only has so few followers. I almost always enjoy their recommendations.
#Threema announced their will get a #OpenSource license. They do it because they want to enable #ReproducibleBuilds. I wonder what they think about shipping also on #FDroid, because their business-model requires a #paywall and F-Droid is not providing that.
Today, I've built another tiny tool. It's for doing bulk ASN lookups.
Not sure whether I should upload it to pypi or just keep it on gitlab.
#Signal is implementing more anti-pattern typical of #surveillancecapitalism and walled gardens:
1) requires and captures your phone number
2) rejects any form of federation
3) requires google Play and rejects #fdroid
4) prohibits unofficial clients or forks
5) leaks URL previews
6) requires using the full GUI client and does not provide an equivalent library
7) captures your contact list
8) requires filling a captcha
Imagine a day, where the first app everyone installs is f-droid and playstore is the new IE.
I just published PGPainless version 0.1.0.
After two years of development and a dozen alpha versions this is the first stable release. PGPainless is designed to make #openpgp with #bouncycastle painless to use with #java and on #android.
»Percussive Maintenance: The fine art of bludgeoning an electronic device in order to encourage it to work properly.« -- https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Percussive%20Maintenance
here is a short video about it by @ChrisWere
Thesis: If F-Droid would be pre-installed on Android, more people would use free software?
Could Google or generally smartphone vendors be legally forced to ask users if they want to install F-Droid, just like Microsoft has been forced to let the user choose their browser? Is this a similar case?